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Venue Use and Hire

Salisbury Cathedral hosts over 1,000 services, concerts and events each year, as well as welcoming over 250,000 visitors and pilgrims to one of the South West’s iconic tourism destinations. The various spaces within the Cathedral and Close, including the Refectory Restaurant, are often used by third party organisations for private services and events. We offer a highly professional support service to those wishing to work with us as a venue, maintaining at all times our reputation for outstanding music and liturgy. A simple guide to our fees and charges can be downloaded below.

If you are interested in organising a service, exhibition, concert, lecture or other type of event in the Cathedral, or hospitality in the Cathedral Refectory, the initial points of contact are as follows:


For weddings, baptisms and funerals

Vicar of the Close, Canon Ian Woodward,, 01722 327469


For all other special services

The Precentor, Canon Tom Clammer,, 01722 555128


For  Art  Exhibitions

The Treasurer, Canon Robert Titley,, 01722 555186


For concerts, lectures and other events in the Cathedral

If you wish to hold your event at Salisbury Cathedral, please contact Mrs Joanne Pike, Events Manager,, 01722 555198.   

Standard seating plans

Fees & Charges

Fire & Evacuation Procedures

Informal Concerts, and requests from groups to sing or perform in the Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral attracts in the region of 300,000 visitors every year, and hosts in the region of 1,500 services. We strive to ensure that we offer a warm welcome for all but in order to balance the varied demands of the diary, we have had to make some policy decisions. One of those decisions is that the Cathedral will not host informal concerts during the visitor day. We recognise that this will be disappointing to groups hoping to perform in this manner in the cathedral, but this decision has been made in the wider context of the diary planning process. We apologise for any disappointment that this may cause. Visiting groups are of course free to pursue securing a formal concert booking through our Events Team who would be delighted to assist you.

Tom Clammer, Canon Precentor  

Light up our Spire

We are asked, several times a year, to light up our Spire in aid of a specific Charity to raise awareness.   We love to be involved in this but, due to the amount of work involved and to protect the fabric of the building, it is only on extremely special occasions that we are able to assist.   Our theme for 2016 is Relationships so we supported Lucy's Days Out at the beginning of the year. If you wish to know more please contact Joanne Pike, Events Manager, by October 2016.  We will pick the charity that fits into our theme for 2017. Thank you,


For wedding receptions, corporate events in the Refectory Restaurant or Cloisters

please see here or contact Kevin Oborne below

Restaurant Manager, Kevin Oborne,, 01722 555175


For filming, photographs in the Cathedral or Close

PR Manager, Marie Thomas,, 01722 555158


School Education Events

Education Co-Ordinator, Susan Hayter,, 01722 555180


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